Djembeschool

African Music Education for All

Useful Links

The following website links may prove useful...

Hamana Bjemakan

A traditional West African drum and dance troupe that is engaging audiences across the UK

Mamady Keita

Mamady teaches at his school in San Diego alongside his wife Monette Marino-Keïta. Together they travel the world carrying out his mission to preserve the tradition and the music of the djembe

Seckou Keita

Born in Ziguinchor, Senegal on 14 February1978 in a griot family (hereditary musicians). With his quartet formation, Seckou has made a significant contribution to Kora music with the highly original tunings

Famoudou Konate

A world-renowned virtuoso of the djembe drum and its orchestra. One of only a handful of initiated Masters of the Malinké drumming tradition, Famoudou is universally respected as one of the world’s premiere djembe Drum Masters

Iya Sako

Iya Sako, djembe fola, born in upper Guinea, is now resident in the UK and available to teach traditional West African Malinké rhythms.

Jamo Jamo Arts

Jamo Jamo’ comes from the Diola people in the Casamance region of Senegal. It means ‘popular’ or ‘well-known.’ It’s also fun to say. Jamo Jamo Arts brings traditional and current West African culture to the UK and Europe

BoumBoum

Drumming in Cornwall and great resource page

Drums Aloud

the organisers behind this project are able to bring West African djembe & sabar

drumming to the Black Country &

Birmingham, but primarily centred around

Halesowen in the West Midlands

Djembefola

Dublin based drumming organisation with on-line resources and video clips

Seby Ntege

Seby Ntege is a gifted, enthusiastic musician and dancer from Busoga, eastern

Uganda. Seby currently lives in the UK and

runs music and dance workshops in schools,

universities and colleges all around the

country, as well as community workshops

and performances.

The Synergy Centre

Meeting the significant need for community space for ethnic and minority groups and faith communities, The Synergy Centre has rapidly become a cultural hub for Southwark community groups and individuals.

Tribe of Doris

Learn to drum, sing gospel harmonies, dance under the stars to live rhythms from around the world, find your animal spirit, be immersed in a world of cultural sharing, stretch yourself and let your spirit soar

Drum Camp

A Celebration of Percussion, Voice and Dance from around the World

WOMAD

The quintessential world music festival ...workshops, processions and the stalls of the Global Village ...70 acts from around the world ...basically anyone who's anyone is on this huge and wide-ranging bill

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